From: Richard Scott
Subject: [cec-c] Sines & Squares Call for Works reminder
A couple of weeks left to get your proposals, compositions, papers etc
in for Sines and Squares 2016!
Call for Works
Sines & Squares Festival 2016
Analogue Electronics and Modular Synthesis
|18-20 November 2016 – Manchester, UK|
Submission deadline: 1st June 2016
“Sines & Squares” seeks works for its second international festival on
Analogue Electronics and Modular Synthesis, celebrating the recent
resurgence of analogue and modular synthesizers. Details of the event
and how to submit are shown below.
The Festival will include:
Concerts including live performances including fixed media works
on the theme featuring the baby MANTIS System (large-scale sound
“Patchbay Sessions” with musical interludes (paper presentationsand
discussion proposals which are intercalated with short etude pieces.
Workshop/s to build Modular Electronics
Keynote speaker/s masterclassx
Modular Fair (demonstrations on systems)*; e.g. Buchla, Serge,
Eurorack, Hordijk and EMS, and also paper sessions
Modular Raffle (including systems and art work donated by sponsors
Call for works theme:
The main focus of the event will be on analogue and hardware synthesis
but could include appropriate work realised with or referencing digital
tools (for example Supercollider, Reaktor, Max). The proposal should
have a clear emphasis on synthesis, be innovative and unique.
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
1] Musical Works
Composers / Improvisers may submit one work in any the following categories:
Short live performance pieces involving modular synthesizers or
Works for fixed media with up to eight channels emphasising the
Audiovisual works emphasising the event’s themes
Works for interactive media in live performance emphasising the
event’s themes. Modular Synthesis may be combined with other
technologies; e.g. game-audio / game engine technologies,
interactive tools, etc.
Duration: For this call we are looking for works/performances
preferably under 12 minutes.
2] “Patchbay Session Proposals” (which include papers or discussion
“Patchbay Sessions” are informal paper and discussion presentations.
– We are looking for short abstracts / outlines on any area of Analogue
Electronics and Modular Synthesis, including for example, performance,
design, patching, aesthetics, gender, history, innovation, to name but a
‚The format of the proposal is very open, as long as it fits within the
given 20 minutes duration.
There is no submission fee for this call for works
Author/s of selected work must attend the festival should they have a
piece or paper accepted.
We regret we are unable to pay for the costs of transport,
accommodation, etc. for participants whose works were accepted. We
regret we cannot provide performers for the accepted submissions.
Method: Accepted submissions via wetransfer.com (or similar)
with cc/ to:
All submissions must also include the following form:
SUBMISSION FORM DOWNLOAD:
Download Submission FORM : bit.ly/1UsSgo8
TECHNICAL FORMATS ACCEPTED:
Music and Audiovisual Submissions: Music only in stereo wav, aif or flac
format (e.g. 44.1 kHz /96 kHz/ 16 bit/24 bit). No MP3.
Multichannel submissions accepted but must also be accompanied with a
Audiovisual submissions only on .mov
Forms including links to online materials (Vimeo, Soundcloud, YouTube,
etc.) are also accepted (as long as they are accessible!)
Sines & Squares will provide the baby MANTIS System (minimum of 16
channel Genelec speakers) in the 350-seat Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall
(Manchester) and a minimum of 4-channel system at the charming Islington
Mill Studios, Salford. We also will provide video projection, mixing
console, microphones, cabling and equipped room for the paper and
discussion sessions and professional technical support. Composers /
performers should bring all the necessary gear (e.g. modular synths,
computers, sound cards, etc) to realise their works.
„Sine & Squares Festival on Analogue Electronics and Modular Synthesis
is organised by the NOVARS Research Centre, at The University of
Manchester, UK and in liaison with Islington Mill Studios, Salford,“ add
„Sound Anatomy, Berlin“ Contact:
with cc/ to
The organisation reserves the right to modify the details and conditions
of this form and call.
31 March 2016
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